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4 Simple Ways to be Mindful All the Time, Without Even Needing to Meditate

When we usually think of mindfulness, we picture someone in solitude meditating in a calm environment.<p>But can you practice mindfulness throughout the …

Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

For nearly all people, in nearly all situations, multitasking is impossible. When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two …

Take 5 Minutes To Read And Improve Your Writing Skills Forever

Let’s be honest. You are here to for a crash course on writing. And you want a short yet comprehensive guide.<p>Before I start, I want to clarify a good …

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Two Tips That Instantly Improve Your Everyday Writing Forever

Do you see yourself as a writer?<p>If not, it’s time to change that perception. Because you are a writer. In fact, everyone is.<p>And I’ll tell you this: …

Is This The Real Secret To Boosting Your Creativity?

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “Want to Boost Your Creativity? Try Keeping Quiet.”</i><p>You know this feeling: You’re bogged down with tedious work when an enticing Gchat window pops up. Suddenly, you’re happily gabbing and distracted. It feels like a break, which, as we know, can boost …

Success

Bored? Doodling Can Help You Focus, Says Science | Inc.com

Circles and triangles. Funny faces. Flowers and bugs. Your standard anytime doodle images. According to psychologist Jackie Andrade from the University of Plymouth, those simple pictures on the sides of your office memos and meeting notes have a specific purpose for your brain you shouldn't …

Doodling

Slow down: A Buddhist 'mega monk' has just revealed his secret to happiness

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Well look no further, because a Buddhist ‘mega monk’ says the key to contentment is all about slowing down.<p>Haemin …

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

How To Do A 5-Minute Meditation In The Morning

Start your day off right.<p>Most people barely have time to get ready in the morning, so fitting meditation into the routine probably feels impossible.<p>But the benefits of a few minutes of mindfulness are clear: Research shows that it helps increase self awareness, lowers stress and improves …

Meditation

Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks …

Wandering Minds Can't Find Their Ways To Happiness, Here's Why And What You Can Do

The human mind is imaginative. A Harvard study shows that our mind wanders for almost 12 hours a day on average.1 Whether you are a nostalgic or a …

Mindfulness

How to Stop Forcing and Start Having Faith

Hiya Gorgeous!Happy Valentine’s Day! I was hoping to write something about romantic love or heartbreak today, but I couldn’t decide. Should I re-tell …

Flavors

A Zen Master Reveals Why Most People Get Meditation Wrong and How They Can Fix It

Most of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but if you’re anything like me then you struggle to switch off the thinking mind to actually …

Meditation

This Energy Practitioner's Approach to Love Just Might Change Your Life

Are you emotionally open to finding true love? Or is your heart turned off (or dialed down) when attracting deep connections into your life? And …

5 Writing Skills to Increase Your Income

<i>“No one is born a great writer. We all start at zero.”</i><p>Writing is my passion, along with reading, learning, and teaching.<p>When I was in business school …

Writing

127 Writing Prompts To Finish Before You Write About Yourself

Which is your best physical feature? Why do you like it? Describe it.<p>Do you have a vivid early childhood memory? Describe it using the five …

Creative Writing

Six Ways to Generate More (and More Creative) Ideas

Creative thinking is a skill, not a talent. With a few simple techniques, just about everyone can come up with creative ideas. And, as with all …

6 Unexpected Benefits of Learning a New Language

If you’d like to pursue a fresh creative outlet but feel less than inspired by more traditional options like nail art, hand lettering or experimenting with new dessert recipes, have no fear! In addition to being super useful in all of your epic adventures around the world, learning a language is …

Signs of pure altruism converge in the brain and increase with age - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

EUGENE, Ore. — Aug. 15, 2016 – Combining insights from psychology, behavioral economics and neuroscience, University of Oregon researchers have found …

6 Sunday-night habits that will set you up for success all week long

The day marks the end of the fun and freedom of the weekend — and that's especially true during the summer, when ordinary Saturdays and Sundays have a carefree vacation vibe.<p>Even if you love your job, the angst of having to go back to the grind on Monday can leave you disorganized and spinning your …

Spirituality and Illness: The Connection You Might Not Expect!

Photo by Austin Schmid via Unsplash<p>First, so you know a little about me, I am an intuitive counselor and spiritual activist, founded a nonprofit organization in 1983, have written 5 books, done 3 CDs of original music, am a blogger, workshop leader, have a popular YouTube Channel and host a radio …

10 Ways to Achieve Success Without a Mentor

Looking for a mentor? This successful entrepreneur suggests you may actually be the best person to fill the role.<p>I often hear people lamenting that they would only be more successful if they could find the right mentor. And yet several successful people have questioned the actual value of having a …

4 Time Management Tips That Will Help You Study

As final exams loom, it's always the worst feeling anticipating how you're about to spend your time: hunched over your textbooks in a sunlight-deprived library, eating ramen noodles at 4 a.m., knocking back cups of coffee to stay awake. The toll it can take on your mind and body, in addition to the …

Sturgill Simpson: country music's young outlaw shifts shape again

How spooky was Merle Haggard’s death? He died on his 79th birthday, a date he had accurately predicted a week prior, according to his son.<p>Haggard also died a week before the release of Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, another sign of serendipity. Had he not passed, Haggard’s name would …

Country Music

How to Manage Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors

The only things we can control in life are our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. If we can manage those, we can achieve our goals and gain success in …

How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger | Men's Health

Some mental skills to dwindle around age 30, says study author Clinton Wright, M.D.<p>But the participants who did moderate-to-intense workouts like running or swimming experienced significantly less cognitive decline over a five-year period than people who were more sedentary. The active participants …

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …